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The three best things to do today in Chicago

Written by
Sara Freund

1. Uncover the a monstorous history

Learn about a group of postwar Chicago artists, nicknamed the Monster Roster, who created deeply psychological pieces influenced by mythology and ancient art. See paintings created by the most prominent member Leon Golub and take note of the different styles from artists like Cosmo Compoli and June Leaf. (Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S Greenwood Ave, 10am, Free)

2. Think in the abstract

Analyze abstract objects and sculptures created by local artists Dianna Frid and Richard Rezac, displayed alongside rare books from the Special Collections of DePaul University. (DePaul Art Museum, 935 Fullerton Ave, 11am, Free)

3. See the unpredictable Iggy Pop

Don't miss Iggy Pop and Joshua Homme perform tracks from their recent Post Pop Depression album live at the Chicago Theatre. Expect to hear some classic songs as well, played by a backing band that features members of the Arctic Monkeys and the Dead Weather. (Chicago Theatre, 175 N State St, 8pm, $39.50-$99.50)

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